Saturday, 9 June 2007

PRESENTS

At the beginning of the week, I had my birthday and that´s what I received from my DH! A great quilting hoop, I can move it the way I want, I can turn the hoop without turning the foot, I can bend it at every angle, it is a bliss!


















On the second picture, the quilt I am quilting at the moment, now I have no excuse for not quilting it anymore!
The card is from my DM. She made it herself with ribbon embroidery and I like it very much. Beside is a little pouch I made after seeing this . It was fun and quite fast (not as fast as what the woman said on the video though!). I don´t know yet what I will do with that pouch, probably give it as a presie to somebody.
I made the cushion cover for my DS (she has a cushion tic!). It is redwork and from Rosalie Quinlan Designs which I modified a bit.
It was the first time I did redwork embroidery but I enjoyed it so much, I will certainly make some more.
Thanks a lot for the kind comments on my mother´s work. She was very pleased with them and she is thinking even more of getting her own blog.
I won´t stop her!
I wish you a restful Sunday full of quilting time.

19 comments:

computerpeach said...

Beautiful basket quilt.

JoAnna said...

Happy birthday! Your basket quilt is very pretty!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday - your gift is just delightful . . . lots of hours of enjoyment ahaed for you *s*

Dawn said...

Oh what a wonderful hoop! I really love it. I thought mine was wonderful, but this is even nicer! And I LOVE that quilt you are quilting. The hexagon pouch is too cool. I may have to try that!

Tanya said...

I've always dreamed of a free standing hoop like your birthday gift! With a quilt on it it is an interior decorating object all on its own!

atet said...

Happy birthday! What a wonderful gift, and the quilt looks lovely in it. Your mother's embroidery is fantastic and that little bag is adorable! Hmmn...I know I sound like I'm gushing here -- but I just can't help it!

Anne said...

A belated happy birthday! And what wonderful gifts! I love the hoop :o) Enjoy it! And have fun quilting your beautiful basket quilt!

Helen in the UK said...

Your new hoop looks very high-tech without the quilt on and so traditional with it!! Hope you enjoy the freedom to move it every which way :)

Gail said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a good one, what a great quilting frame you received- looks to be perfect.

Carole said...

C'est a ton tour de te laisez parler d'amour! Bonne fete! What nice gifts. You lucky gal!

pamina said...

Bon anniversaire Gwen !J'admire tout ce que tu nous montres, en particulier ton quilt, j'adore les paniers et cela fait des âges que j'ai envie d'en faire un comme le tien ! me réjouis de le voir terminé !

Nadine said...

Oh, Gwen, LUCKY YOU ! This hoop on stand is sooo beautiful ! It's been a long time since I want to buy one, but they're not available in Belgium, and ordering it through the web scres me that it could get damaged....
They say it's working like a breeze ! ENJOY, dear !
(the quilt you'put on it is just delightful !)
Now, I'm going to watch that hex's pouch demo - and make one tonight.... I just love hexagons !

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Gwen! The hoop will bring you many hours of quilting pleasure!

Quilty said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich zu deinem Geburtstag. Viel Spaß beim Quilten mit dem Quiltständer, ein tolles Geschenk, praktisch und dekorativ! Die Geburtstagskarte deiner Mutter ist wunderschön.

qusic said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich, tolles Geschenk, jetzt kannst Du in allen Winkeln gleich gut quilten, love your basket quilt !

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy birthday, the quilt hoop is incredibly clever; what a perfect gift! Love your redwork.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Happy Birthday!! great pick up, what a clever husband! The quilt in it looks great as well!
I loved your Mum's work, Tracey

teodo said...

Happy Birthday,
I love this gift.
and now Happy Quilting
ciao ciao

Hanne said...

Your basket quilt looks great :-)